We are trying to develop a whole new, fully complete, exciting
and engrossing mythology created and developed by those who play
in it. We want to gather great minds and great talent (or even
just enthusiastic minds and talent) that can support and
empower others with different skill sets. On most websites and
public projects, we have noticed there is a tendency for hard
work to get quickly "shuffled to the back".
Black Admiral intends to help promote, showcase, and develop
what you do into a permanent, lasting world.
Ever post your artwork or story on your favourite forums and
have it quickly and quietly shuffled to the bottom of page two
by the sheer number of new topics? And once you're done your
piece, what then? If you don't have the time or patience to shop
it around, it essentially sits on your hard drive never to be
seen again. I've been through this and find the lack of
permanency on the internet a little distressing. There doesn't
seem to be anywhere that has the sense of purpose to actually
draw the appropriate crowd yet with the flexibility to actually
do what you do the way that you do it.
essentially, offers a playground in which artists can create
based off a common mythology. Art and story and idea
contributions will be placed permanently in appropriate spots,
becoming part of the mythos and part of your portfolio. It's a
chance to prove you can produce quality work within flexible
guidelines, to prove you can create within a team.
Most people specialize in what they like to do best. By building
a world as a group, individuals are free to pursue their
specialties and are inevitably supported by the specialties of
others. Art generates story ideas, story ideas generate art, and
both are valuable resources in a MMOG. Organization and
documentation skills guide and structure all of these. Artist,
writer, web designer, creative mind, and project manager will
all find a home here.
Here, you have the ability to get focused, mature critique when
you want it. Feedback comes from other participants who share
the same background knowledge and are working, fundamentally,
toward the same end.
The Black Admiral universe is intended to be detailed enough to
be realistic and engrossing but large and diverse enough to
leave everyone the room to create and innovate freely. No one
will steal your work, you are basically free from the (sometimes
maniacally enforced) copyright laws you'll encounter with a lot
of commercial "fan fiction" canons.
Black Admiral encourages experimentation. We love the idea of
Hypertext fiction, where, with the click of a mouse, storylines
can break off into multiple paths with diverging or parallel
storylines. We love the idea of a MMOG, where a world we have
created and populated can be brought to life and explored in the